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Car elevators

By October 22, 2007

The latest issue of Wired had an article on New York urban living, Drivin’ On Up: En-Suite Garages Make for Deluxe Apartments in the Sky:

Behold the En-Suite Sky Garage — an 8,000-pound-capacity freight elevator that whisks your Bentley directly into your pad. Of course, vertical parking is an old idea: At the Starrett-Lehigh Building, two blocks away, massive lifts that could accommodate entire boxcars of cargo once connected a ground floor rail yard with upstairs loading docks. Today, Martha Stewart rides those same elevators in her car to get to her office.

Starting at only $5 million.

The 200 11th Ave website has a Flash demo if you’re curious how it works.

I think the most interesting urban parking we have is 1310 E Union’s European style car lifts.